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ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST

  • 507203
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF EMERGENCY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • Full-time

DEPT OF EMERGENCY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

The Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) is the headquarters for the Arizona National Guard. The Army National Guard is "Always Ready - Always There" providing military forces to accomplish community, State and Federal missions. The Air National Guard maintains excellence with flexible, sustainable, expeditionary and joint interoperable capabilities in all facets of current Federal and State missions. The Division of Emergency Management’s mission is to coordinate emergency services and efforts to governmental agencies to reduce the impact of disaster on person and property. The Division of Administrative Services maintains the business operations of human resources, finance, purchasing/contracting, and legislative activities. Many positions posted do not require military membership.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST

DEPT OF EMERGENCY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Job Location:

Address:  Papago Park Military Reservation (PPMR), Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $17.6992 - $31.6479 per hour (DOE) 

Grade: 20

This position will remain posted until filled. Resumes will be reviewed weekly.

Job Summary:

The Environmental Program Specialist (EPS) is responsible for administering environmental air, water and waste program requirements for the Arizona Army National Guard (AZARNG). Under general supervision, this position will manage Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plans (SPCCPs), the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Pollution Prevention (P2) Program requirements. This position requires frequent travel in-state and occasionally out of state (as permitted) and may require irregular work hours and/or overtime as needed to fulfill compliance objectives.

Job Duties:

• Review and revise SPCCPs annually or as needed
• Conduct routine site visits to establish/improve compliance, correct deficiencies and provide guidance; conduct monthly and annual storage tank inspections; manage compliance of secondary containment pads for mobile fuel tankers; and manages contractors as needed
• Manage/implement the Pollution Prevention (P2) Program; develop and conduct P2 annual training to meet compliance requirements; conduct routine site visits to establish/improve compliance, correct deficiencies and provide guidance
• Serve as the point of contact (POC) for petroleum, oil, lubricants (POL) and chemical releases.
• Provide guidance and coordinates spill response clean-up activities.
• Manage spill response truck, equipment and supplies
• Manage the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) chemical inventory reporting
• Report petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL) for EPCRA Tier II
• Manage all other EPCRA requirements as needed
• Prepare and/or assist in the preparation and implementation of Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) requirements and environmental assessments.
• Review construction projects and training exercise proposals and provide accurate guidance to meet applicable environmental regulatory requirements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• 40 CFR 112 requirements for oil pollution prevention, especially section 112.8 regarding Spill Prevention Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCCP) requirements.
• Sections 301, 303 and 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
• Arizona Revised Statutes’ and Arizona Administrative Codes’ environmental regulation, particularly those that regulate hazardous and special waste.
• Local compliance requirements and practices.
• Operation of maintenance shops.


Skilled in:

• Conducting site assessments and field investigations.
• Implementing environmental regulations to obtain environmental compliance.
• Managing environmental programs
• Interacting with agency staff, the regulated public, and other governmental environmental regulatory officials to obtain necessary information and/or resolve problems.
• Verbal and written communication.
• Teaching and instructional techniques.
• Using computers and cameras.
• Develop research, analyze and work with data.


Ability to:

• Communicate effectively.
• Compile, document and track data in spreadsheets.
• Develop and conduct environmental compliance training.
• Manage spill response equipment and supplies.
• Perform in-depth interviews and investigations while conducting assessments.
• Possess the ability to obtain 8-hour HAZWOPER Certification (annual refresher required).

Selective Preference(s):

Desired qualifications include any combination of experience, education and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities described. More than 2 years of experience managing EPCRA reporting requirements, a P2 Program or SPCCPs. Possess current 8-Hour HAZWOPER certification, erosion control certification, RCRA annual training certification or other applicable environmental certification as pertinent to job duties.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state issued driver's license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete a required driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
• In and out of State travel required.
• Candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal background investigation as well as possess the ability to achieve a favorable Tier 1 investigation for the purpose of obtaining a Common Access Card (CAC) within one year of hire.
• Requires a bachelor’s degree in environmental science or related field.
• HAZWOPER Certification (annual refresher required) required within 6 months from the date of hire.

Benefits:

The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Eligible DEMA employees participate in excellent retirement programs provided by the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and for fire personnel the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).

Contact Us:

.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hr@azdema.gov.
DEMA is a smoke-free work environment.
ADA/EEO Employer
The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.